Footpaths and Orbits

He’s fascinated. Her skateboard has a tropical red hibiscus design that reminds him of his mother’s festive tablecloths, red , green and seasonal. She laughs. He takes the floppy-eared dog for another walk around the block while he finishes drinking the bottle of beer. He feels lightheaded. She slides the diamond stud from her ear and twirls it between her fingers until the reflected light shimmers like a disco ball. She sighs. He would talk to her if he could catch up with her flying wheels. He reflects. She considers falling into eyes that deep. One day trajectories will intersect.

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